This blog has been neglected for months on end now.
In part that was because we bought a house. A house we love, but that requires a lot of our time as we organize, make decisions about furniture, art, and landscaping, etc. We worry about mowing the lawn, sprinkler system maintenance, gutters, A/C units, and the like. And today I bought a shovel and took care of the snow. More than anything we feel very blessed to have such a beautiful home in a neighborhood and community we love.
I also launched a non-profit with a friend, and that has consumed a lot of my time. But it’s been exciting to be a part of something I feel so passionate about. There’s something incredibly energizing about that.
This summer we visited Orange County to visit Sharon and her beautiful family. Naomi also arranged for us to take a sweet Art Deco tour in downtown LA.
My baby brother graduated with a degree in Economics from Utah State. Bryce loves having an Aggie in the family.
Followed by a trip on Bryce’s birthday to Yosemite with friends to hike Half Dome. It was spectacular!
I also got to make a visit to Alaska again to visit family. There is no place on earth like Alaska. I should be there every summer.
In September we made quick run to Grand Teton and Yellowstone to catch some fall foliage. We were not disappointed.
And, in October, Bryce and I traveled to Japan to visit Bryce’s step-brother and his beautiful wife. Japan is a thousand times more incredible than I imagined, and I’d highly recommend a visit! And one of these days I’ll get around to blogging about the trip, or at least putting up some pics on Facebook.
All in all it’s been a pretty incredible year and we feel incredibly blessed.